Orange County Valentine’s Day Events

SOCIAL Costa Mesa will be hosting a craft cocktail class this Valentine’s Day

Whoever said Valentine’s Day was just for couples? From cooking classes and cruises to single’s parties and soirees, we’ve rounded up the best Orange County Valentine’s Day events—single or taken.


Must Love Dogs Singles Mingle
Feb. 11. Bring your pup for a fun singles mixer at Seabirds Kitchen at The Lab. There will be fun ice breakers to spark chemistry and food and beverages—for you and your dog! All dogs must be on a leash. 6-8 p.m. Free. The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.


Hornblower Cruises
Feb. 12-15. Sail away in the name of love this Valentine’s Day. Spend a romantic night on the water and enjoy champagne, gourmet food and sweeping views of the water. From a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner cruise to a Sunday champagne brunch, Hornblower has the perfect cruise for a romantic experience. Starting at $66.95/pp. 2431 W. Coast Hwy., Suite #101, Newport Beach, 949.631.2469.


Valentine’s Day Sunset Cruises
Feb. 12-14. Sail with the sunset on a whale-watching cruise aboard the Dana Pride featuring with complimentary champagne. Other cruises include a sparkling wine tasting cruise on a luxurious catamaran—complete with four organic sparkling wine tastes and a chocolate bar. On the Valentine’s Day sunset cruise, enjoy whale watching with complimentary chocolate treats and bottomless champagne. See website for schedule. $29-52. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603.


Love Bazaar
Feb. 14. Join Mesa for dancing, cocktails and DJ’s at its “Love Bazaar.” Single or taken, groove to the live entertainment from Modern Disco Ambassadors and Focus DJ’s. 21 and over. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Presale $10. Mesa at The Camp, 715 Baker St., Costa Mesa, 714.557.6700.


Goin’ Stag
Feb. 14. Join Stag Bar this Valentine’s Day for it’s single’s party, “Goin’ Stag.” Mingle with other singles while you enjoy food and drink specials, music, games and more at the newly renovated Stag Bar in Newport Beach. Choose from new signature cocktails, craft beers and 75 small batch whiskeys. 121 McFadden Place, Newport Beach, 949.673.4470.


Gal-entine’s Day Celebration
Feb. 12. Join ChocXO Chocolate Factory in Irvine as they host a special Gal-entine’s Day celebration. This special evening—just for the ladies—includes complimentary champagne and chocolate samples and the opportunity to embark on a free chocolate education tour. The 20-minute guided chocolate tour will take guests on a journey through the process involved in creating bean-to-bar chocolate. The tour will end with warm liquid shots of chocolate and a goodie bag of treats! 5-8 p.m. Free. 9461 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, 949.825.5781.

Make chocolate bark with ChocXO this Valentine’s Day


Feb. 14. Join a hands-on bark-making party; guests will make their own chocolate bark in the ChocXO kitchen by pouring liquid chocolate over a sheet pan and topping it with a selection of toppings. While the bark chills and crystallizes in the refrigerator, you’ll tour the factory and learn the bean-to-bar chocolate making process. You’ll walk away with approximately a pound of chocolate bark. Reservations required. 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. $25/pp. 9461 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, 949.825.5781.


Lap Dance Pure Tease Workshop
Feb. 12. Learn how to perform a sensual lap dance with creative strip techniques in a two-hour workshop. This workout-style lap dance class is fun and sexy and will definitely work up a sweat—for you and your Valentine! Take your new skills home for the ultimate Valentine’s Day tease. Reservations required. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $99. S Factor Costa Mesa, 2790 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, 714.434.4991.


Cinépolis USA’s Loveseat Package
Feb. 13-14. Cuddle up with a blanket and your Valentine in spacious and comfortable seating for a screening of Deadpool or The Notebook. Enjoy a bottle of Cinépolis Private Label Cabernet or Sauvignon Blanc and a sumptuous Cinépolis Private Label chocolate bar to share with your date. Seating is limited, reservations required. See Deadpool on Saturday and The Notebook on Sunday. 7 p.m. 32401 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, 949.373.7900; 30632 Santa Margarita Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita, 949.835.1888.


SOCIAL Cost Mesa
Feb. 9. Learn to make three cocktails from SOCIAL’s head bartender David Valiante, as well as the “second base” dessert from pastry chef Ashley Guzman, which is dark chocolate mousse, boozy cherries and meringue. Space is limited, reservations are required. 6 p.m. $45/pp. 512 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, 949.642.2525.


Champagne and Canapés
Feb. 14. Start your Valentine’s Day right with an afternoon of champagne and canapés. Cook side-by-side with your valentine all while sipping champagne punch. A chef instructor will teach guests how to make lemon curd, raspberry and chocolate sauce and fig jam. Among the items created, guests will taste foie gras mousse and balsamic fig tart, pickled beets and dried olives, lemon tartlets with blueberries, mint and candied violets and much more. Must be 21 or over. 12-3 p.m. $75/pp. Surfas at SOCO, 3309 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.453.2665.


Champagne, Chocolate & Filet Mignon
Feb. 13. Indulge in champagne, chocolate, and filet Mignon in a hands-on cooking class celebrating Valentine’s Day favorite flavors. A chef instructor will show you how to grill vegetables, create a vinaigrette from scratch and sear steak perfectly. You’ll also learn how to make a rich Béarnaise sauce and a creamy pots de crème. Items that will be created (and tasted) include cocoa and porcini crusted filet mignon with Béarnaise sauce, grilled asparagus with smoked chocolate salt and much more.  Call for reservations. Sa 5:30-8:30 p.m. $85/pp. Surfas at SOCO, 3309 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.453.2665.

ST Patisserie will host a Valentine’s Day truffle class.


ST Patisserie at SOCO
Feb. 12. Calling all chocolate lovers to attend a Valentine’s truffle class with talented pastry chef Stephane Treand. Students will learn (from the best) the art of creating the sweet treat. Space is limited, advance booking required. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $100/pp. SOCO, 3321 Hyland Ave., Suite H, Costa Mesa, 714.825.0180.


Valentine’s Day Cooking Class
Feb. 13. Savor a light lunch and beverage of choice while learning recipes laden with mood-boosting ingredients and sultry spices designed to induce sensuality. Also, Chef Shachi will share the secret behind her Chai-phrodisiac tea. Reservations required. 11 a.m. $30/pp. Adya, 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 201, Anaheim, 714.533.2392.


Antonello Ristorante Valentine’s Day Cooking Class
Feb. 5. Learn how to prepare romantic dishes like insalata Valentino (golden beets, watermelon, tomatoes, taggiasche olives, toasted pine nuts, feta cheese and arugula) and scaloppine di pesce spada (scaloppini of swordfish, white wine, capers, european butter and Italian parsley). 6:30 p.m. $65/pp. Antonello Ristorante, 3800 S. Plaza Drive, Santa Ana, 714.751.7153.


Aphrodisiac Cooking
Feb. 6. Start planning for Valentine’s Day and learn succulent recipes for the perfect romantic meal. Unlock the secrets of aphrodisiac cooking and sensual spices with dishes such as twice-baked potatoes with chives crème fraiche and fresh strawberry and chocolate mousse tart. 11:30 a.m. $75. Zov’s Bistro, 17440 E. 17th St., Tustin, 714.838.8855.


February Romance Package
Spoil your loved one with an overnight stay at Island Hotel Newport Beach this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy dinner for two at Oak Grill, a togetherness massage (customized massages for two valued at $300) and a bottle of champagne in your room. Includes complimentary valet parking. An Island corner suite starts out at $564. Call for reservations. Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.759.0808.

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